Nov. 9, 2007
West Lafayette, IN – The University of Iowa volleyball team was swept at Purdue Friday night. The Hawkeyes fall to 9-17 overall and 1-14 in conference play.
Iowa dropped a tough first game, 33-31, despite impressive numbers from Huffman. The Poth, TX, native finished with five kills with a .364 hitting percentage.
Purdue took an early 9-3 lead in game one, forcing an Iowa timeout. The Hawkeyes responded later in the game with an 11-5 run, making the score 17-16 in favor of Purdue. The score remained within three points until the Hawkeyes eventually tied the game at 23. The Boilermakers put together a three-point run to take a 26-23 lead, but Iowa fought back later with a 5-0 surge to take its first lead at 29-28. A Schipper kill gave Iowa game point at 30-29, but two-straight Purdue points turned the tables, giving the Boilermakers game point at 31-30. Purdue then served a ball deep and out-of-bounds, tying the score at 31, but the Boilermakers managed two points to escape with the win.
The Boilermakers used a .387 hitting percentage compared to Iowa’s -.146 percentage to win game two, 30-14.
Purdue stormed out to a 9-4 lead to start game two and stretched its advantage to 14-6, before three-straight Hawkeye points made the tally 14-9. That would be as close as Iowa could get, as the Boilermakers closed the game on a 13-5 surge to take a 2-0 lead in the match.
Purdue claimed the match win with a 30-20 win in game three, hitting at a .436 clip. The Boilermakers took an early 3-2 lead and never trailed after. Purdue stretched its lead to 19-9 later in the game and held on for the win.
Iowa returns to action Saturday when they travel to Indiana. Match time is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CST).
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